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Many Americans are still confused about Common Core Standards. (monkeybusinessimages, ThinkStock)
Many Americans are still confused about Common Core Standards. (monkeybusinessimages, ThinkStock)
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Common Core confusion is evident in new education poll

As students in New Jersey and around the nation get ready to take standardized tests like the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams, a new national survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind released Thursday reveals a lot of Americans have no idea about the Common Core State Standards behind the exams.

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NJ parent expresses frustration over core testing

We've been talking about the upcoming PARCC testing in NJ schools and we received an email that exemplifies the frustration among parents.

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What does the Common Core actually mean?

You can ask school officials, teachers and parents about what the 'Common Core' is and you can receive 3 completely different answers. You hear the name and the term thrown around but it doesn't seem like anyone has a full grasp on what 'Common Core' is supposed to be.

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as he speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, in Ames, Iowa.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as he speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Huckabee: ‘Stop the fight’ over Common Core school standards

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, right, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, center, during the closing session of the National Governors Association convention Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, right, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, center, during the closing session of the National Governors Association convention Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Governors group skirts ‘radioactive’ Common Core

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government's intrusion into the classroom.

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